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 Post subject: Re: N&W 475 to have headlight mounted on middle of smokebox
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:57 pm 

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I certainly think they look better. What really captures the look for me are the funnel like spark arrestors on the branchline engines, as seen with this fantastic picture of Abingdon 4-8-0 396. One thing I never noticed were the stars on the front of the cylinders. Nice touch.


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 475 to have headlight mounted on middle of smokebox
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:54 pm 

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Out of curiosity, what happened to 475's larger tender?

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 475 to have headlight mounted on middle of smokebox
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:24 pm 

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10stewi wrote:
Out of curiosity, what happened to 475's larger tender?


In her final years on the N&W, 475 served as a ceremonial engine, "backdated" with a fake diamond stack, box headlight, and smaller tender. I would imagine the larger tender ended up behind another engine, more than likely one that didn't make it.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 475 to have headlight mounted on middle of smokebox
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:32 pm 

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Steamguy73 wrote:
I couldn’t find too many photos on the internet of a centered headlight M class,
Here is a source. NWHS Archives

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 475 to have headlight mounted on middle of smokebox
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:33 pm 

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rjenkins wrote:
10stewi wrote:
Out of curiosity, what happened to 475's larger tender?


In her final years on the N&W, 475 served as a ceremonial engine, "backdated" with a fake diamond stack, box headlight, and smaller tender. I would imagine the larger tender ended up behind another engine, more than likely one that didn't make it.


Here’s a link with a few pictures of 475 around Bristol in 1960
https://hawkinsrails.net/mainlines/nw/nw.htm

And here’s another link to an older discussion that includes 475 sitting on the deadline with the “lost engines of Roanoke” in the early 1960’s
http://rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f= ... 4&start=45


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 475 to have headlight mounted on middle of smokebox
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:10 pm 

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I happen to like the high headlight, but apparently I'm in the minority.

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